Legendary NY filmmaker Beth B is best known for her underground No Wave films of the 70’s and 80s and is considered to be one of the main progenitors of the Cinema of Transgression movement. She has recently turned her lens on one of the most fascinating genres of the past decade, the weird and wonderful world of the NYC burlesque scene. She explores eight of the major players and their passion for the art in her new documentary, Exposed. Some of our most beloved artists are featured in the film: Julie Atlas Muz, Dirty Martini, World Famous *Bob,* among others. Read More
It was a sad and shocking Sunday when the word got out that Lou Reed had passed away. There’s no denying the profound influence that his songs and persona had on hundreds of thousands of  bands, artists and freaks who wanted to move to New York City, soak up any cool that was left, do drugs, and make the scene. The Velvet Underground will always be known as the band with the least amount of commercial success who inspired the most malcontents to pick up their guitars and start playing. Read More
Goldfrapp's latest, Tales of Us, (out tomorrow on Mute) is their sixth LP, and is somewhat a return to form for the British duo. Its slow, luxurious feel has more in common with the velvety soundscapes of Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree, which is great news for those of us who didn’t love the ’80s aerobics class vibes of 2010’s Head First. Nine of the 10 songs assembled here are named for a person, with each one telling its own suspenseful story. Songs like “Drew” and “Thea” pick up the pace a little, but their rhythms are still quite moderate. Read More
The Fantastic Janelle Monae (BUST's current cover girl) has released her latest album, Electric Lady via stream and we've got it right here. It is AMAZING! (I am freaking out over track 2 "Given Em What They Love" featuring Prince). Have a listen and pick up the latest issue of BUST at your local newsstand or order here and read our interview with the freaky Electric Lady herself. The album will be available in stores September 10th. Read More
BUST is proud to present Ladies Represent! in conjunction with the Superchief Gallery at Culturefix on the Lower East Side. The show will run from August 13 - 18 and will feature works from some of our favorite female artists, including: Beth Hoeckel, Dame Darcy, E.V. Day, Caroline Hwang, Veronica Ibarra, Alexis Mabry,Laura McMillian, Claw Money,  Kembra Pfahler, Martha Rich,Beatrice Schleyer, Lauren Silberman, Heather Vernon,Jaimie Warren, Amy Watanabe, Esther Pearl Watson,Martynka Wawrzyniak, Sarah Wilmer, Swoon, Twiggs. Read More
  We love Iggy Pop, and the video promos that he's been making for the brand new Stooges album, Ready to Die, are really cute.   In this one, the adorable 66 year old visits 3 psychics and they all predict his success, with one who gets specific and tells him he will live to be 93. Sounds about right, considering he's young at heart, and keeps in shape by bouncing around on stage, practicing Qi Gong and swimming. Iggy is a kind and sweet guy, and his personality really comes out on camera. Read More
I am blessed cursed with an extra sensitive nose. The good news is that if you are hanging out with me, I’ll smell that gas leak or that smoke before anyone else detects it, the bad news is that I can literally smell EVERYTHING in the room. And while I love the idea of fragrances and scented products, the truth is after about 5 minutes the Chanel’s, Fracas’ and Creed’s of the world all start to smell cloying and cheap and gross - to me anyway. Read More
This past weekend I was lucky enough to cover the BUKU Music + Art Project at New Orleans' own Mardi Gras World. Located between an overgrown railroad line and an abandoned power plant right on the Mississippi river, this young festival (only it's second year) was a huge success. The majority of BUKU had an electronic dance music theme, with nearly 12,000 fans in attendance to see headliners such as Major Lazer, Flux Pavilion, Calvin Harris, Nero, Dillion Francis, and Datsik. Read More
Check out the new animated collage video from NYC veterans the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, it includes creepy smoking children, fights, and psychedelic zombies. The video was directed by Lucy Dyson and is an excellent reminder that these guys still got it! Click here for a review of the new album Meat and Bone, out on Mom and Pop Records. Read More
Musical legend and founder of The Velvet Underground, John Cale is bringing his highly anticipated concert Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico to BAM this season, and it promises to be pretty special. As part of the Next Wave Festival, Cale is performing the one night only concert of Nico songs on January 16th, featuring Kim Gordon, Joan as Police Woman, Mark Lanegan, Magnetic Fields, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peaches, and Sharon Van Etten, among others. Read More